Sanjay Sarraf is the Chairman and managing director of Progressive India Group and Indian Movies Limited. He is also Vice president of Indian Builders and developers Association and President of Progressive India Foundation.
In 2016, He was appointed IT head of Maharashtra Congress by Former Chief Minister Shri Ashok Chauhan and now he is IT and Social media In-charge of Smt. Shobha Oza, President- All India Mahila Congress. He is former Vice-President of Maharashtra Pradesh Khet and Majdur, Congress.
The Business Man :
Progressive India Group was founded in the year of 2004, by Mr. Sanjay Sarraf, the founder Chairman of the Progressive India Group. He had the passion, courage and zeal to do something, that is the reason he entered into the field of real estate business. He knew that the business of real estate would prove to be a milestone in realizing is dreams in the future.
With a lot of hard work and dedication, Sanjay started increasing his business, and within a few years, his business started yielding income in Billion. Sanjay toiled after his business day and night and brought it up like a child and today the companies enjoy a strong presence in Maharashtra and have made its position as one of the largest companies in Real Estate Industry. The company and its associates are developing high end Residential, Commercial, Industrial and SEZ projects in Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg.
He has developed his business into a promising youth by the name of most respected business house ‘Progressive India Group’, which has its own special place and is on a distinctive level in the entire business of real estate to Infrastructures, Agro, and Media & Entertainment in the country today.
Family and early life:
Born in a middle class family of Shri Shivanth and Smt. Prema Sarraf, Sanjay Sarraf is the eldest son among his 2 brothers and 1 Sister. He completed his basic education in his native place Raxaul, a small town of motihari district in Bihar state of India. His father would have been running an electronic shop in Raxaul. His mother is housewife.
Sanjay sarraf was an average student till 10th standard. He wanted to become an IPS officer but he knew that he was an average student and if he wants to achieve his goal, he will have to complete higher education and without hard work it was not possible. Therefore to achieve his target he started hard work and gradually he improved himself, but due to financial crisis he faced a lot of problems and his family was not financially sound so they could not provide financial help for higher education even Sanjay had to do small job to survive during his education, in spite of that he completed his graduation from Kirorimal college, Delhi university. During his graduation, he knew that becoming an IPS officer was not his destination although he had a great vision and his goal could not have been completed in Government service.
Sanjay headed off towards Mumbai to try his luck.To support himself in an unknown city like Mumbai, Sanjay had to struggle quite a lot. He started by taking up a job in a pager company as Marketing Executive, but he could not be tied down with this job for long because his goal of life was to contribute towards the country and society, to be a participant in the farmers’ education plight, to bringabout a change in their condition; and it is only possible to achieve these things when one is independent and financially strong. Sanjay had the passion, courage and zeal to do something, that is the reason he entered into the field of real estate business, though on a very small scale. Here his foresightedness helped him.
He knew that the business of real estate would prove to be a Milestone in realizing is dreams in the future. With a lot of hard work and dedication, Sanjay started increasing his business, and within a few years, his business started yielding income in Billion. Since Sanjay was from a middle class family, he toiled after his business day and night and brought it up like a child and today he has developed his business into a promising youth by the name of most respected business house ‘Progressive India Group’, which has its own special place and is on a distinctive level in the entire business of real estate to Infrastructures, Agro, and Media & Entertainment in the country today.
He started as an actor but during his struggle period he came to know that film industry is not organized. So he established a company named ‘Indian movies Ltd’, for Film Production, Distribution and Finance to the different Production Houses. Indian cinema is working like an industry but there are many loop holes and it is being misutilised by some unprofessional Production Company. He is committed that Indian Movies Limited will be the real face of Indian cinema.
After forming a strong organization, now Sanjay turned his attention towards the common man. Sanjay’s dream of serving the country, society and helping the underprivileged people was incomplete till now. So the next step that Sanjay took was towards fulfilling his dreams and achieving the goals in his life.
Sanjay Sarraf dedicated himself to serving the people and along with a few young men; he started helping the poor, the workers, and the helpless. As time progressed, people were getting impressed by Sanjay’s unselfish attitude to help, and soon a chain was formed. It was the beginning of ‘Progressive India Foundation’. A new Chapter has been started in the life of Sanjay sarraf and now, Sanjay was no longer alone in his mission, there were thousands of helping hands along with him, and he was their voice.
Sanjay started his fight for people’s rights, fight for gaining the rights of the poor slum-dwellers, and fight against sectarian forces. He also started local newspaper ‘Amboli Samachar’ to make his voice strong. His efforts made him a hero in the eyes of the public.
As a result of which the Common people choose him as their leader and made him a non party-candidate contesting for election from the Amboli district of the Legislative Assembly.
Sanjay definitely became a loved public leader, but he did not have any knowledge regarding the ways of election in politics. He did not know that for winning the elections, only gaining the love of the people and rendering services to the public was not enough. For that one requires a strong political party belonging to a national organization, which can give strength and help achieve one’s goals.
Sanjay learnt the ways of politics and decided that he would continue working in the interest of the country and would not turn away from his duties.
He joined the Indian National Congress. Sanjay liked the head of the All India Congress Committee, Smt. Sonia Gandhi’s speech :
“The Indian National Congress has always represented a secular, democratic, just and inclusive India; an India that is empowering the disadvantaged and the discriminated, an India that is blending tradition with modernity is anchored in unity amidst its much diversity.”
So much that he made his mind to follow the ideology of Congress and started his struggle from a different angle.
It is also said that when he was in 8th standard, Late Shri. Rajeev Gandhi visited his village and Sanjay garlanded Mr. Gandhi on behalf of his school. Mr. Rajeev Gandhi hugged Sanjay and said “He sees Rahul in Sanjay” This is also a reason; he is emotionally attached with Congress philosophy.
By helping in the arrangements and participating in the festivals of all religions, he spread the feeling of goodwill; gathering young people, he organized blood donation camps and sport events, he started helping in providing education for poor children. As a result of which, in a short span of time, Sanjay became the public’s beloved and the All India Congress Committee, once more became a memorable name for the public.
For alleviating the problems and getting them their democratic rights, first Sanjay went from village to village and stayed with the farmers and propagated the message of unity, and then started his struggle against their plight. The farmers who were out of reach of the government’s dues, Sanjay Sarraf emerged as a messiah for them, and today in this region, Sanjay has become the most beloved hero of the public, and he is busy fulfilling his dreams and serving the country and society. But his ambition does not end here. He says,
“This is just the beginning; the destination is still far-away. By serving the public and sharing the common man’s pain, this journey of trying to attain moksh i.e. “EDUCATION AND EMPOLYMENT FOR ALL” is still very long.”